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Effect of poses as given by BKS Iyengar
- Relieve neck and shoulder stiffness.
- Improves alignment and suppleness of the spine.
- Prevents shortening of leg muscles due to ageing.
- Prevents sciatica.
- Alleviates pain in the lower back, hips and tailbone.
References: Light on Yoga / YOGA, The Path to Holistic Health / Yoga for Sports, all by BKS Iyengar.
Yoga The Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta